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Dakar, Senegal - The sub-regional media freedom body, Media Foundation fo r West Africa (MFWA), Friday hailed US Democrat Party Senator, Richard J Durbin’s stance on disappeared Gambian journalist, Chief Ebrima Manneh, saying the development was a pointer that the the abominable human rights situation in the Gambiawas gaining international attention.

Media Foundation for West Africa (Accra)

PRESS RELEASE
12 March 2008
Posted to the web 12 March 2008

Five state agents of The Gambia, who were summoned by the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja, Nigeria in the ongoing case of a "disappeared" Gambian journalist on March 11, 2008, defied the court's order and failed to make an appearance.

The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), sitting in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday deferred u dgment in the case of “disappeared’ Gambian journalist, Chief Ebrima Manneh, a sub-regional media freedom body, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) revealed.

According to MFWA, "the adjournment is to enable the court summon two personnel of Gambia's National Intelligence Agency (NIA) who allegedly arrested Manneh 7 July, 2006 at the Daily Observer premises, to testify."
 January 31
Media Foundation for West Africa (Accra)

PRESS RELEASE
30 January 2008
Posted to the web 30 January 2008

On Thursday, January 31, 2008 the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is expected to give its judgment on the case of Chief Ebrima Manneh, a Gambian journalist at the pro-government Banjul-based Daily Observer newspaper, who has been “disappeared” since July 2006.

At the last hearing, on November 28, 2007 the court deferred decision to January 31 to allow the panel of three judges ample time to write their judgment. This followed the final submission from Manneh’s lawyer, Femi Falana, a Nigerian human rights lawyer and a member of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Journalists’ Legal Defence Network

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